Matthew A Barreto
POL S 555
Examination of current topics in the theory and practice of American politics. Content varies according to recent developments in the field and research interests of the instructor.
Minority Political Behavior. This is a graduate seminar for students interested in how minority group identity influences political behavior. We will define minority group identity broadly, covering race, ethnicity, immigrant status, religion, gender, sexual orientation. While a majority of the existing scholarship has tended to focus on African American, Latino, Asian American, and White political participation, the course will not be limited to only these topics. We will take up the role of gender, sexuality, and religion as each impacts the political development, attitudes, and behavior in American politics. Students will turn in a final research paper, and make a final presentation of their research findings.
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Class assignments and grading
Grading: Research Presentation: 30 points, Final Paper: 70 points